iPhone 5 Potentially Attracting Users From Android?
There will always be the Apple faithful on one side and the Android faithful on the other, both having an allegiance to their preferred platform, with one side always claiming their platform is better than the other and visa versa; however, apparently some of the Android faithful are apparently looking to abandon Android in favour of iOS and the iPhone 5.
According to an article over on Beatweek, as the possibly rumoured release date, and I stress possible, gets closer there is apparently evidence that a percentage of Android users are looking to switch to Apple’s new iPhone.
Apparently this assumption of a mass exodus from Android is based on how many Android users have been online searching the term “iPhone 5 release date” and apparently on the 29th of June they saw thousands of users hit their site with that search term using and Android web browser.
Thus the article says that Android users aren’t just searching for the iPhone 5 release date so they can jump on the iOS bandwagon, they are doing so via an Android phone.
So said article has come up with a few reasons as to why Android users would want to make the jump to the Apple platform, with the first being they originally purchased and Android handset because their carrier didn’t offer the iPhone.
Another reason they claim is when the user when into a tore to purchase an iPhone the salesperson “coerced” them into purchasing an Android based device by “telling every lie under the sun.”
The next reason is because they say the user is a cheapskate and didn’t want to pay the price of an iPhone so picked up a cheaper or even free Android smartphone, and so will switch to the iPhone 5 if the handset is cheap enough.
Lastly the article claims that people took up the Android platform over iOS because it is hack-able and say “they call it open,” and since owning an Android device the novelty of having to program the device yourself has worn off and are now ready to swap their “geeky toy” for a practical iPhone.
Well I mean really, come on, if the website that ran this article isn’t Apple fanboy based I don’t know what is. Talk about bias towards Apple and the iPhone, which is quite apparent when accusing Android users of not really knowing what they wanted in the first place, and easy swayed by salespeople.
So here’s a call out to any of our Android users out there, will you be swapping your Android smartphone for the iPhone 5 and if so why? Feel free to voice your opinions to our comments area below.